Dear spouse, dad, mom, son, daughter, sister, brother, nephew, niece, brother- and sister-in-law, cousin, ex-spouse...
GOD's plan for me is all-ways perfect -- i may die TOday, tomorrow or years from now due to a car/bus/bicycle accident; or another crazy shooting on this side of the globe; or a cancer with only a month to live. SO -- i'm taking this moment right NOW to speak from the heart...speaking up because i LOVE you! YES, i LOVE you... ALL of you whom GOD has chosen to be my family in this earthly lifetime.
Who else will tell you the truth? You may choose to dis-own me, or worse -- just ignore me and count my words as more foolishness from the black sheep of the family ("oh, she's like her dad") or just more Bible-thumping from the JESUS-freak. Choose your name(s) for me, but please allow these words to sink deep into your soul.
CONSIDER this: your god is YOU...your SELF. Your god is _______.
(fill in the blank with YOUR name IF you get angry whenever people or circumstances don't go YOUR way; IF you LOVE money -- you find your happiness and security in your stockpile of dollars or retirement fund; IF you believe in your heart that you have what you have and that you are what you are because YOU did it YOURself -- whether your status in life or the size of your bank account).
YOU are your own god if YOU are the boss of your life, your body, your money; and the One True Living GOD has no say over your life, your body, your money, your STUFF. YOU are god if you don't acknowledge with humble thanksgiving the One who has given you life -- the body and intelligence and talent(s) to do the work that earns you the money that buys your STUFF.
It's YOUR party on earth -- living it YOUR way. YOU are the "me, myself and I" trinity.
PLEASE, see YOU without the blinders. See who's really controlling the strings. It's satan -- controlling YOU through your love of self and your love of money. You are serving satan when you serve YOU.
JESUS said, "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You canNOT serve GOD and money." (Matthew 6:24) Simple and naked TRUTH: love YOU, hate GOD...loyal to YOU, despise GOD...serve YOU, serve satan.
See...i DO love you. i love you SO much that i tell you the TRUTH, risking your anger, your scorn, your rejection. Your rejection is NOthing to me -- but your rejection of the only One who can save you, CHRIST JESUS, is a devastating thought to me. Please CONSIDER this Reality --
There are NO lovers of self or lovers of money in heaven...there will ONLY be LOVERS of JESUS.